Remembering Emma - Mothers in Zion

  A Birthday Celebration of Emma Smith & Women of Scripture July 10th - 12th, 2024 Regional Gathering Grand Junction - Colorado The intention of this gathering is to celebrate and honor Emma Smith.  The date chosen for this is Emma Smith's birthday the 10th of July. Emma's life holds lessons, experience and knowledge needful for all women facing todays challenges and any woman who seeks to understand her wisdom, will find her.  We need to remember ourselves to The Elect Lady Emma as much as we remember ourselves to Joseph her beloved companion.  Emma connects us to our Mother Sarah, as Joseph connects us to Our Father Abraham.  Brigham Young said of Emma,  "To my certain knowledge, Emma Smith is one of the damnedest liars I know of on this earth; yet there is no good thing I would refuse to do for her, if she would only be a righteous woman; but she will continue in her wickedness. Not six months before the death of Joseph, he called his wife Emma into a secret council

Cedaredge Women's Council of August 2022

I am writing this to address the public comments that have been circulated in certain fellowshipping groups and community spaces which inaccurately represent the women's council held in Cedaredge during August 2022 and which comments, falsely accuse the sisters who volunteered their heart and time to serve on the council as "tyrannical, abusive, destructive, devilish, evil and slanderous." I make mention that this is the first time I have publicly addressed the women's council in detail in this and other settings, which I do solely to clarify and clear my sisters names and heart of these accusations. I further state that to this date I myself, have not shared any of the proceedings publicly; only those correspondences as were needed in inviting the brother and witnesses and organizing said council. All this exclusively between those who were involved in the council and in offering advice. All participants were able to see and read the correspondences and attend the on

Be Like Your Master

  "Obeyeth my voice and keepeth my commandments—“My commandments,” given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, entrusted to you, should be respected by you; given by the voice of the Spirit to you, asking you to help those around you, because the relief that people need sometimes can only come from one source, and that is you; under the inspiration of the Spirit, relieving the burdens of those around you. Why do you think God cares about the widows and the orphans and the poor and the infirm? And who at Bountiful appreciated His coming the most? Was it those that were called to preside, whose names are given to us because they were recorded in the record? Or was it those that He said—the nameless group—‘Bring them up here, and let me heal them’? And all of those in need of healing were brought forward and healed. We read the record and say, “I got a name here; I got a Timothy. I got a name here; I got a Nephi. I got a name here, and this must be someone big and great and important.  But un

The Life of Abram - Birth till Fifty. The Teachings of His Mother.

In my study, I have found different narratives about the early life of Abraham. I have combined these sources and traditions into one story, whether historically correct, I’m unsure. But here is what I have been able to find of Abraham from birth till approximately 50 years old. I love the details about Amthelo, Abrams Mother.  These pieces of glimpses into their life and culture, though shocking and greatly disturbing at times, for me also brings out character and humanity. Nimrod was the son of Cush. Cush was the son of Ham. Ham was the son of Noah. God made garments of skins for Adam and his wife Havah (Eve) when they went out of the garden, and those garments were handed to Enoch after the passing over of Adam and Havah. Enoch, at the time of His going up, gave the garments to Methuselah, his son. At the death of Methuselah, Noah took the garments into the Ark and they were with him until the going out of the Ark. In their going out, Ham stole the garments from Noah his father and

Serach the woman who never died and the Grand-daughter of Father Jacob

Serach, the Granddaughter of Patriarch Jacob.  You may not have heard of this significant woman before, I certainly do not recall ever hearing her name being mentioned at church or from manual lessons taught about her in seminary or sunday school. But, she is real and we can find her mentioned briefly in the the Restoration Edition Scriptures , LDS scriptures, Jewish texts and the Pseudepigrapha. I learned that Serach is also known by different titles in different books, but is the same person. Combining these sources together let me retell to you the amazing breadcrumbs I have found of this holy woman and her story... In the House of Shem, Shem had a son named Eber, who had a son who he called Abimael and Abimael's wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Hadurah. Shem was Hadurah's Great-Grandfather.  Hadurah grew up in the house of Shem and she became a woman "of comely appearance and intelligence" We know this description means so much more concerning wisdom

Journeying through the Midbar

  Moreover, the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelled in their own land, they defiled it by their own way and by their doings. Their way was before me as the uncleanness of a removed woman. Wherefore, I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon the land, and for their idols with which they had polluted it. And I scattered them among the heathen and they were dispersed through the countries. According to their way and according to their doings I judged them. And when they entered unto the heathen where they went, they profaned my holy name when they said to them, These are the people of the Lord and are gone forth out of his land. But I had pity for my holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen where they went. Therefore, say unto the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: I do not do this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for my holy name’s sake, which you have profaned among the heathen